Dr. Sumin Na, R.Psych.
DR. NA IS NOT ACCEPTING NEW CLIENTS UNTIL JANUARY 2023. PLEASE CHECK ONLINE BOOKING PAGE IN DECEMBER 2022 OR SEND US AN EMAIL TO INQUIRE.
Age group I work with:
I offer my services:
Online and/or In-person at Broadway location
When not at work I am:
Walks with my dog, biking around the city and hiking in the summer. In the winter, I enjoy watching documentaries and experimenting with baking.
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If I wasn’t a therapist I would be a:
Dr. Sumin Na is a registered psychologist with the College of Psychologists of British Columbia (#2444).
Approach and Values
Dr. Na uses an integrative approach to therapy using cognitive-behavioural therapy (CBT), acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT) and dialectical behavioural therapy (DBT). She provides treatments that are evidence-based and that tailors to the needs of each individual. She believes that the foundation to therapy is a collaborative, warm and compassionate relationship.
Dr. Sumin Na completed her PhD in Counselling Psychology at McGill University and her Master’s Degree in Clinical Psychology at the University of Victoria. She completed her Clinical Psychology Residency at Vancouver Coastal Health, where she received training at UBC Hospital, working with individuals with severe mood disorders and psychosis, and at St. Paul’s Hospital, providing therapy to those struggling with chronic pain, eating disorders, and chronic health conditions. She has worked in hospitals, community mental health and university counselling centres in Montreal and Toronto.
Dr. Na works with individuals experiencing a variety of difficulties including, depression, anxiety, trauma, disordered eating, emotion dysregulation and those with chronic pain and health conditions. She also works with individuals struggling with life transitions, relationship and work-related stressors, and those looking to build their emotional resiliency. She has expertise in providing culturally responsive therapy to individuals from diverse backgrounds including immigrants, refugees, and those who identify as LGBT.
The curious paradox is that when I accept myself just as I am, then I can change
To be beautiful means to be yourself. You don’t need to be accepted by others. You need to accept yourself
Thigh Nhat Hanh
Getting over a painful experience is much like crossing monkey bars. You have to let go at some point in order to move forward
C. S. Lewis